Romania revealed

11 nights
Bucharest | Sibiu | Hunyad Castle | Alba Iulia | Cluj Napoca | Maramures region (Sapanta Merry Cemetery, wooden churches) | Bucovina region (UNESCO painted monasteries) | Bicaz gorges | Sighisoara | Viscri | Brasov | Peles & Bran Castles

Begins in Bucharest, then proceed to Sibiu, stopping at Curtea de Arges and Poienari Castle.
Explore Alba Iulia, tour the salt mines at Turda, then cross the Carpathians toward Maramures. Visit a traditional market and absorb the old-world atmosphere.
Visit the wooden churches, attend a private folkloric performance, and tour Barsana. In Bucovina, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Painted Monasteries and attend an egg-painting demonstration.
Visit the home of a Gypsy family. Drive through the Bicaz Gorges to Sighisoara. Spend time in Viscri, an exquisite Transylvanian village; tour Bran Castle, Peles Castle, and the Azuga Rhein Wine Cellars.
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Best of Romania

8 nights
Bucharest | Sibiu | Sighisoara | Alba Iiulia | Cluj Napoca | Maramures (the area with the wooden churches) | Bucovina (UNESCO painted monasteries) | Bicaz gorges | Brasov | Peles & Bran Castles

At Curtea de Arges, visit the 14th-century monastery; photo stop at Poienari Castle, the throne of Vlad the Impaler. Visit the Saxon city of Sibiu, then proceed to Sighisoara.
Tour the ancient salt mines at Turda, visit the modern urban center of Cluj Napoca and discover Surdesti.
In Maramures, experience a living medieval landscape, overnight in a family-owned B&B and enjoy home-cooked dinners.
Visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Painted Monasteries, journey through the spectacular Bicaz Gorges, and tour the Old Town in Brasov.
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Dracula Tour in Transylvania

5 nights
Bucharest | Curtea de Arges | Sibiu | Sighisoara | Bran Castle | Brasov | Sinaia | Snagov monastery | Bucharest

At Curtea de Arges, visit the surreal 14th-century monastery; at Poienari Fortress, take photos of Vlad the Impaler’s forbidding center of command.
In Sibiu, tour the fortified Saxon city; then explore medieval Sighisoara.
Proceed to magnificent Bran Castle and Brasov’s Old Town. Sample some Transylvanian traditional food. Next, visit the elegant Peles Castle and Sinaia Monastery before winding up your tour on the islet of Snagov, believed to be the final resting place of Dracula.

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Citadels of Transylvania & UNESCO painted monasteries

7 nights
Bucharest | Peles & Bran Castles | Brasov | UNESCO painted monasteries | Popa Ethnographical Museum | Sighisoara | Sibiu | Curtea de Arges

Begin at the opulent 19th-century Peles Castle, then tour Brasov’s Old Town. Proceed to Bran Castle before visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Painted Monasteries. Drive through the magnificent Bicaz Gorges discover the Popa Ethnographical Museum. Take in the magnificent view at Sighisoara, and visit the home of a Romani family. Visit Saxon Sibiu and Biertan, then the breathtaking 14th-century monastery at Curtea de Arges. Finally, take photos of Vlad the Impaler’s Poienari Fortress. Continue reading

Romania at a glance

4 nights
Bucharest | Curtea de Arges | Poienari fortress ruins | Sibiu | Biertan fortified church | Sighisoara | Brasov | Peles & Bran Castles

Dark legends, priceless monuments, and fascinating historical revelations are revealed as you travel deep into the Transylvanian countryside.
Begin your tour in Bucharest, then make your way to Curtea de Arges. At Poienari Fortress, take photos of Vlad the Impaler’s actual castle. In Sibiu, tour the most fortified of the region’s Saxon cities before heading to the impressive Biertan Church.
In Sighisoara, climb to the beautiful Clock Tower. In Brasov’s Old Town, admire the Black Church; proceed to the legendary Bran Castle and Peles Castle, the elegant 19th-century royal residence. Continue reading

UNESCO Painted Monasteries of Bucovina

5 nights
Bucharest | Brasov | Bicaz Gorges | Painted monasteries of Bucovina | Nicolae Popa Museum | Neamt fortress | Bucharest

Begin your tour in Bucharest, then proceed to the lavish Peles Castle for a guided tour. Next, visit Sinaia Monastery and Bran Castle. In Brasov’s Old Town, take a guided walking tour of the old town.
Next, drive across the Carpathians, passing through “Szekely Land.” Continue your journey along the breathtaking Bicaz Gorges.
Tour the famous UNESCO World Heritage Painted Monasteries and visit a local museum to learn about the ancient art of egg-painting.
On the way to Bucharest, visit the Nicolae Popa Ethnographic Museum and the monumental 14th-century Neamt Fortress.
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